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Roots. / Disc one. Episode 1, Episode 2

Author: Stan MarguliesWilliam BlinnMarvin J ChomskyLeVar BurtonJohn Amos; et al; All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 25th anniversary ed
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Alex Haley; Kinte family.; Haley family.; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Margulies; William Blinn; Marvin J Chomsky; LeVar Burton; John Amos; Ben Vereen; Cicely Tyson; Thalmus Rasulala; Edward Asner; Ralph Waite; Lorne Greene; Vic Morrow; Chuck Connors; Stevan Larner; Joseph M Wilcots; James T Heckert; Peter Kirby; Gerald Fried; Quincy Jones; Wolper Productions.; Warner Bros. Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm); et al
ISBN: 0790763958 9780790763958
OCLC Number: 49334948
Language Note: In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links.
Credits: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Performer(s): Cast: LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett.
Awards: 9 Emmy awards (1976-77); George Foster Peabody award (1977); Television Critics Circle awards (1977); Golden Globe award (1977).
Target Audience: Not Rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (191 min.) : sd., col., double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version.
Responsibility: a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.].

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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.

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